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||College admissions and the SAT: A personal perspective
||The intent in this paper is to offer a personal perspective on the events that led to a major change in the SAT college admissions test. The new test will be in place for all students --nationwide--who must take the SAT as part of the admissions process for the college class entering in the fall of 2006. Hopefully, this account will be useful to those trying to change policies and practices deeply entrenched in our society.
||Contributed by: DITD Team Member on 6/22/2005
This article is a personal perspective by Richard C. Atkinson, from the University of California. He discusses why and how the SAT has changed, different types of tests and college admissions. I think some families may find this article helpful. The article gives a good discription of the different types of tests and the difference between the SAT I and SAT II.
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